Kunst auf der Blockchain, dezentrales Internet und NFTs

Julian Palacz
Art and Technology, Coding Lab
2022W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04458

Description

In this course, the technical foundations of Web3 / decentralized internet will be taught and its artistic potential will be explored. Concepts such as blockchain, DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations), metaverse, NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), mints, smart contracts, etc. will be explained and critically discussed. The substantive discussion of blockchain technologies is accompanied by application-oriented teaching units in which students learn the theoretical and practical foundations for independently implementing their creative and artistic projects on the blockchain.

Focal points of the course are:

Tension between art and blockchain technology
Differences between centralized and decentralized storage
Juxtaposition of analog/digital ownership
NFTs, rarity values, and artificial scarcity
Similarities/differences of NFT and art markets.

Examination Modalities

The following criteria are used for the successful completion of the course:

Regular and punctual attendance (min. 70% attendance).
Active participation in the practical exercises

Key Words

Web3, NFTs, Blockchain, Metaverse, DAOs, Ethereum, Tezos, Smart Contracts

Dates

10 October 2022, 12:30–14:30 Seminar Room 22 (preliminary discussion)
24 October 2022, 12:30–15:30 Seminar Room 22
07 November 2022, 12:30–15:30 Seminar Room 22
21 November 2022, 12:30–15:30 Seminar Room 22
05 December 2022, 12:30–15:30 Seminar Room 22
19 December 2022, 12:30–15:30 Seminar Room 22
16 January 2023, 12:30–15:30 Seminar Room 22
23 January 2023, 12:30–14:30 Seminar Room 22

Course Enrolment

From 26 September 2022, 12:00 to 23 October 2022, 18:00
Via online registration

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations: Artistic and art technology foundations

Design: Specialisation in Graphic Design (2. Section): Technical Basics: Human Computer Interaction

Design: Specialisation in Graphic Design (2. Section): Technical Basics: Hard and Soft Skills

Industrial Design (1. Section): Transfer Techniques: Experimental Lab

Fine Arts (2. Section): Artistic Practice in Technical Context: Workshops

Fine Arts (2. Section): Artistic Practice in Technical Context: Free Electives out of Artistic Practice in Technical Context

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible